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Whitesnake Frontman David Coverdale Calls US Healthcare 'Fourth World'

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Whitesnake's David Coverdale (Axel Heimken/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 April 2019 10:42 PM

Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale blasted the United States' healthcare system in a new interview, calling it "fourth world."

Coverdale, 67, underwent a double knee replacement in 2017 because of arthritis. He spoke with the "Appetite for Distortion" podcast about a variety of topics, including healthcare.

"I don't wanna get into any politics, but the American medical system, for a European to see, is just bizarre. It's that of a fourth world," said Coverdale, who was born in England but now lives in the U.S. "Everybody should be entitled to first-class healthcare, and particularly for arthritis — not just putting masks on it with medications. That just keeps the pharmaceutical companies happy; it doesn't really do anything for you. I proved that over my 10 years of degenerative arthritis.

"They're Band-Aids — they're just masks that disguise it for a little bit. And my body has supported me. I'm 67 years old, and I'm still working out with new knees. It's crazy, but it was totally necessary, brother."

Blabbermouth.net reported on Coverdale's remarks.

Coverdale added he was having shots for several years in hopes of relieving the pain from his arthritis, "and that's terrible, for instance, on your kidneys."

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